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Many Cavoodle pups are born with long, soft floppy ears, large brows and a compact, round face - giving the dog an eternal puppy appearance. However, if you're interested in purchasing a designer dog, be aware that a great deal of variability can occur amongst the pups. Although all are undoubtedly very cute, not all dogs will look alike. Variation amongst the litter is influenced by the genetic contribution of each parent so some pups will appear more Poodle-like, others more like a Cavalier.
Colours can range to anything from solid black, white, blenheime (chestnut and white), tri-colour (black, white and tan) or gold all over. Regardless of the puppies appearance, the coat will generally be low to no shed and regular grooming is required. Those animals with a poodle-like coat will need brushing around three to four times a week, a cavalier coat perhaps only once a week. Clipping may be necessary three to four time a year. Poodle-like coats, whilst perhaps requiring clipping more often, are less inclined to shed as much as the Cavalier
Adults will range in height from 30-35 cm (12-14'), the smaller size an influence from the Cavalier contribution. Lifespan is 10-14 years.
Temperament The Cavoodle brings out the best of the Cavalier and Poodle breeds and produces an intelligent, seeks human companionship, compact and healthy little animal with a wonderful temperament.
So why choose these particular breeds? Deliberately bred as a companion dog, it has an adorable temperament and is gentle and compliant around children. The Miniature and Toy Poodle is another popular small breed and is known for its intelligence and loyalty. Miniature and Toy Poodles are also known to have 'neurotic' tendencies, especially if over spoilt by their owners. However the crossbreed is likely to have this tendency diminished with the contribution of the Cavalier's laid back temperament. Regardless, it is important to not spoil the dog excessively. Neither breed should exhibit any aggressive tendencies and as such should produce a very friendly crossbreed.
Best Owners? This lovable little canine is suitable for all age groups and most lifestyles. Thanks to the influence from its parents, the Cavoodle is an intelligent dog, not as hyperactive as some other cross breeds and adores human companionship. Great for small homes with little or no yard, these dogs don't require much exercise but will still benefit from a regular walk or run in an open space